Tonight in Healdsburg is the first of this year's two Wine Spectator Bring Your Own Magnum parties. This evening's is at Dry Creek Kitchen; tomorrow's will be in Napa, at Tra Vigne.
These are company parties, a come-together of advertisers, winemakers, chefs, retailers, distributors and the like—a social mixer where a lot of people who never see each other all year mingle.
But it's raining now as I write—not a great sign for tonight's outdoor festivities, but what it means for the vintage can be interpreted in a few different ways.
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